| Former ECREA Secretary-General (2005-2008)
Annaleena Aira (Finland) (born 1978) is a Licentiate in Philosophy (2005) in Speech Communication. In her licentiate thesis, she examined technologically mediated communication in close relationships. Annaleena Aira is a PhD student in Speech Communication at the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She was General Secretary and Member of the Executive Board of ECREA in 2005-2008, and Treasurer and Member of the Executive Council of the European Communication Association (ECA) in 2003-2005.
Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, FinlandEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibility: Former Secretary-General (2005-2008)
| Former ECREA Vice-President (2005-2008)
Pertti Hurme is a communication researcher and teacher, now working as Professor of Organizational Communication and PR at the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He also serves as the Head of the Department of Communication.
His current research interests focus on communication in networked organizations and the use and meaning of communication technologies in organizations. Recent articles deal with PR and the Internet, network organizations, mobile communication and work practices, and organizations in virtual worlds. In 2005 he published the book Viestinnästä tietoon: tiedon luominen työyhteisössä (From Communication to Knowledge: Creation of Knowledge in Work Communities) with co-authors Maija-Leena Huotari and Tarja Valkonen.
He is Past President of the European Communication Association (2003-2005) and Past Vice President of ECREA (2005-2008).
Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, FinlandEmail address: email@example.com
Responsibility: Former ECREA Vice-President (2005-2008)
| Former ECREA President (2005-2012)
François Heinderyckx is professor and director of the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches media sociology and political communication.
His research interests include political communication, journalism and news media, with a particular emphasis on science and the media and digital media. He contributes to projects related to e-government and media literacy.
He also develops research around the notion of Quality in communication research and is heading a working group along with other learned societies to reflect on this issue. Jointly with ICA and IAMCR, he led ECREA into organizing a large survey among communication scholars to investigate their use and perception of academic journals.
He is a member of the Conseil Supérieur de l’éducation aux médias (CSEM, Belgium) and of the Media Literacy Expert Group (European Commission). He is correspondant for international affairs of the Board of the Institut des Sciences de la Communication du CNRS (ISCC, France). He is member of the Editorial Board of Hermès (CNRS), member of the scientific council of Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille (ESJ) and Senior Fellow of Communication for Sustainable Social Change (U of Massachusetts, Amherst).
He is Past President of the European Consortium for Communication Research (2004-2005) and Past President of ECREA (2005-2012).
Dep. of Information and Communication Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BelgiumEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibility: Former ECREA President (2005-2012)
| Former ECREA Vice-President (2008-2012)
Nico Carpentier is Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels) and Lecturer at Charles University in Prague.
His theoretical focus is on discourse theory, his research interests are situated in the relationship between media, journalism, politics and culture, especially towards social domains as war & conflict, ideology, participation and democracy.
He is Past Vice-President of ECREA (2008-2012).
VUB, BelgiumEmail address: email@example.com
Responsibility: Former ECREA Vice-President (2008-2012)
| Former ECREA Secretary-General (2008-2012)
Tamara Witschge (PhD) is a lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She obtained her PhD degree from the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam in May 2007.
Tamara's main research interests are media and democracy, changes in the journalistic field, equality and diversity in the public sphere, and the public debate on immigration. Her PhD thesis '(In)difference Online' focused on online discussions of contested issues. From 2007-2009 she was a research associate at the Media and Communications Department and worked on the Leverhulme Trust funded project 'Spaces of News'. This project aimed to explore the ways in which technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring news journalism and shaping the dynamics of the public sphere and public culture.
Tamara is the General Secretary of ECREA (since 2008). She was one of the main organizers of the First European Communication Conference (ECC), held in November 2005 in Amsterdam and is part of ECC's organizing committee (Barcelona and Hamburg). She was the Secretary of the Board of ECREA (2007-2008) and the chair of the Young Scholars Network of ECREA (yecrea.eu) from 2008-2009. She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal New Media and Society, as well as of PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication.
Groningen, Journalism Studies and Media, United KingdomEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibility: Former Secretary-General (2008-2012)